§ Mr. LINFIELD
asked the Minister of Health whether he can inform the House of the number of persons now housed in premises under the control of the guardians of the poor in consequence of the house shortage in this country; and if he proposes to take any special steps to meet these cases?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
This information is not available, but I have no reason to believe that the number is substantial. I hope that local authorities will give the most sympathetic consideration to applications made to them in such cases in connection with the letting of houses built by them to meet the general need for working-class houses.